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  • Levy ambulances get new equipment

    By MARK SCOHIER

    news2@chieflandcitizen.com

    The life-saving services provided by Levy County Emergency Medical Services may benefit from the installation of new equipment on county ambulances designed to improve the survivability of heart patients being rushed to the hospital.

    “It’s a benefit for all patients with any kind of heart condition,” said LCEMS Director Trish Seibold in a recent interview.

  • Unemployment drops again

    STAFF REPORT

    The number of people without a job took a drop in Levy County in October to 12.5 percent, down from 13.1 percent in September – making it the second month in a row that unemployment dropped in Levy County. 

    But it is 0.1 percent above the unemployment rate in October 2009 when it stood at 12.4 At that time the county had 16,652 people available for work and 2,059 were without jobs.

    Last month, the county had 16,540 people in the workforce and 2,063 were not employed.

    So the question is why?

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  • State suggests airport for new industry

    Enterprise Florida, Inc., the state’s economic development agency, has asked Williston officials to be one of three sites that pitch their airport and industrial land as the perfect location for a new jet trainer assembly facility.

  • Levy labor force grows, so does employment

    The number of people in Levy County’s labor force grew in September by 23 to 16,431 from 16,408 in August. 

    But at the same time, 70 of those people people found jobs lowering the county’s jobless rate to 13.3 percent from 13.6 in August.

  • Debbie Murphy joins Pioneer

    Debbie Murphy has joined the Williston Pioneer Sun-News as its advertising representative serving Williston, Morriston Gainesville and part of Marion County.

    Murphy is no stranger to the area–in 2008 she worked at the Chiefland Citizen and most recently has worked at our sister papers in Ocala.

  • Ribbon cutting

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at That & That Home Furnishings, 10 S.W. 7th St., Williston. The family owned and operated store features new and used quality furniture, antiques, collectibles, appliances and more. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at 528-0320.  

  • Zoning changed for firm

    The owners of Hoseline Inc., one of three companies that manufactures air conditioning and heating units for emergency vehicles and handcart units used by troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, won final approval for a change to the county’s land use plan and a zoning change for a facility in Williston.

    The family-owned company requested a change in the Levy County Future Land Use Plan for 10.58 acres on County Road 316 and U.S. Highway 27 from urban low density residential use to commercial use.

  • Co-op meet has democratic, game show flavor

    When Central Florida Electric Cooperative holds its annual meeting, it’s nothing like the stuffy affairs held by some corporations, or even the ones that feature a proxy fight.

    The members who own the co-op greet each other as if they are at a family reunion. 

    Whole families come, even bringing babies that are just weeks old. 

    It’s a democratic affair as customers question the management then stick around for a raffle that features cash prizes, gift cards and merchandise.

  • Levy County Library System joins cooperative with Putnam and Alachua

    The Levy County Public Library System (LCPLS) is pleased to announce the formation of a library cooperative among Putnam County, Levy County and the Alachua Public Library District. The new cooperative is named the PAL Public Library Cooperative.

    The Levy County Board of County Commissioners on Sept. 7 approved the Interlocal agreement establishing the PAL Cooperative, which also has been approved by Putnam County and the Alachua Public Library District.